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Festival of Lights Returns to Oglebay for Another Exciting Season

Festival of Lights Returns to Oglebay for Another Exciting Season

For 37 years, Oglebay’s Festival of Lights in West Virginia has become an annual tradition for families. Parents and grandparents bring their families from near and far to share their heartwarming memories filled with nostalgia.

When you enter Oglebay’s “The Hilltop,” your lifetime of memories begins as you are greeted by a 70-foot Welcome Tree featuring thousands of lights that combine color, music, light, and animation. It rises seven stories into the stunning night sky, allowing for an amazing photo opportunity. Once you have finished admiring the Welcome Tree, roll down the windows and let all your senses to take in every moment of over 90 larger-than-life light displays.

The six-mile drive includes an array of sparkling tunnel lights as the music fills the park and flows into your vehicle. Watch as displays come to life through sound, motion, and lights that shine from bright to faint and so much more. Children will be wide-eyed and cheering as they see Cinderella in her carriage, dinosaurs roaring, and clowns juggling, to name a few. The fun is not just for the kids but for everyone young at heart.

Be sure to also check out the folowwing:
Good Zoo
Mansion Museum
Glessner Auditorium

Your experience doesn’t have to stop at just a drive through the glowing grounds. There are special holiday lodging packages to ensure your visit is complete. Packages may include breakfast, entertainment, refreshments, gingerbread house decorating, elf hunts, and breakfast with Santa. There is a package sure to fit your needs.

To ensure the Festival of Lights shines brightly for years to come, a $25 donation per vehicle is suggested. Every $25 donation will receive a new Oglebay rewards book with more than $500 in money-saving coupons and a pass valid through January 8, 2023.

For more information on the Festival of Lights and lodging, visit

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